"Three rays of light"
This is what represents, in Celtic culture, the image of the Triskelè, one of the best known symbols of the pagan and Celtic world.
It is taken up in Sicily inherited from Greek culture and unlike the other symbols it has a monstrous figure in the center with three legs that branch off from the monster's head.
This monstrous figure is The Gorgon, a mythological character, who according to the Greek poet Hesiod was each of the three daughters of Forco and Ceto, two divinities of the sea: Medusa (the gorgon par excellence), Steno ("the strong"), Euryale ("the spacious").
Medusa, in particular, was a particularly awe-inspiring being due to her hideous appearance with boar's tusks, snakes instead of hair, bronze hands and golden wings. He had the magical power of being able to petrify anyone who met his gaze.
From the head of the Gorgon 3 folded legs branch off, each of their characteristics hiding a very specific meaning.
The number 3 in addition to representing the three points of Sicily is a clear esoteric symbol.
It means the strength of the universe Water, Earth and Air, the cosmic cyclicity (dawn, noon, evening - childhood, maturity, old age - past, present, future, etc.)
The ears of wheat are a symbol of the fertility of the territory.
The three legs represent the three promontories, extreme points of the island - Capo Peloro (or Punta del Faro, Messina: North-East), Capo Passero (Syracuse: South), Capo Lilibeo (or Capo Boeo, Marsala: West) - the whose arrangement is found in the Greek term triskeles, and is linked to the geographical meaning: treis (three) and àkra (promontories): hence also in the Latin triquetra ("three vertices").
The name Triskele literally means three legs. The connection between the name and its meaning stands out easily in the eyes, immediately giving the idea of the first meaning of the symbol.
In fact, it symbolizes the cyclical and therefore eternal movement. A cycle that is born and dies forever, destroying and regenerating itself, rotating on itself. The cyclic nature of the symbol is also identified by the spirals that end the three arms, which looking at them almost seem to be coming to life.
The Celtic symbol of the Triskele, in addition to the cyclical meaning, also contains the symbolism of the number three. In fact, in many cultures, this number is considered the emblem of perfection. The Three therefore indicates something perfect, since it is in continuous transformation.
It is considered a powerful good luck talisman, it wards off the evil one, the evil eye and wards off evil influences.
Spirit, mind, body. Past Present Future.
From this cyclical convergence of mythology and tradition, TRISKELÈ is born.
Fragrance built inspired by the history of the Triskele, a symbol that encompasses the three main cultures that colonized the
Sicily, Romans + Greeks + Arabs.
From the Roman culture it inherits the top notes:
-Wine, Red grapes: symbol of the Roman lifestyle;
-Mediterranean Rosemary: grown on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, symbol of immortality and good omen;
-Bitter orange leaves (Petitgrain): leaves of a citrus fruit present throughout Italy since ancient times.
From the Greek culture it inherits the heart notes:
- Myrrh: so-called “blue tears” of perfumery, it symbolizes sacrifice;
- Patchouli: Legendary ingredient, symbol of rebellion and freedom. Carefully chosen raw material as it interacts with the base notes, enhancing the warm notes of the oud.
From the Arab culture, the base notes:
- Ambergris: fulcrum of ancient trade, once as precious as gold.
- Oud: symbol of virility, struggle for life. Essence generated by a natural infection of the Aquilaria tree.